WTO ministers urge progress on green products

Several trade ministers meeting at a conference held by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva this week have called for a swift agreement on liberalising trade in environmental goods and services as part of the Doha round of trade talks.

Outgoing trade commissioner Catherine Ashton said work must intensify. Japanese trade minister Masayuki Naoshima talked about possible separate discussions with "like-minded nations" to come to a deal before Doha talks are concluded.

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